Report Documents Abuse Of LGBT Community In Russia | KUOW News and Information

Report Documents Abuse Of LGBT Community In Russia

Dec 16, 2014
Originally published on December 15, 2014 12:15 pm

Human Rights Watch is calling on the Russian government to condemn what is calls a surge in attacks against LGBT people in Russia.

The group says the dramatic rise in attacks followed a law approved by the Russian government in 2013, which Human Rights Watch says effectively legalized discrimination against Russia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Russia.

Tanya Cooper, Russian researcher for Human Rights Watch, talks to Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins from Moscow about the 85-page report that was released today.

Guest

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.